Lake Perseverance Active Recreation Centre is operated by the Queensland Government Department of Justice and Attorney General, to provide youth oriented adventure-based learning activities.
The centre is not open for casual visitation, with group bookings required. See the Lake Perseverance destination for general tourist visiting of Lake Perseverance, or Lake Cressbrook which is a few kilometres towards Esk which has camping.
The centre is available to be booked by groups, such as schools, social groups, and other groups for participating in physical activities, whether it is for team building or making a memorable experience for the group.
There are 10 chalet style cabins to accommodate the group, including separate leader cabins, catering for up to 132 people at a time.
Catering can be organised through local contract caterers, or catering can be organised by the group.
A range of activities include abseiling, archery, baseball, basketball, bushwalking, canoeing and kayaking, cricket, earthball, netball, orienteering, tennis and table tennis, and volleyball. Some activities have to be arranged prior.
Enquiries can be made by phoning (07) 4697 8900. Groups need to make bookings to ensure availability doesn’t clash with other groups, or while the centre is being used for youth justice programs.
* This destination was attended on a Sunday, and the camp manager was not at the office at the time.
To get there:
From Crows Nest, go south on the New England Hwy to head out of town, and turn left into Charles St at the brown sign for Lake Perseverance. After 280m, turn right into Perseverance Dam Rd, and follow for 2.3km, then turn left to continue on Perseverance Dam Rd. The Lake Perseverance Active Recreation Centre entrance is on the right after 6.3km.
From Hampton (Toowoomba) heading north along the New England Hwy, turn right into Pechey Forestry Rd (Marion St) at the brown sign for Lake Perseverance. After 3.7km, continue straight ahead, the road becomes Perseverance Dam Rd. The Lake Perseverance Active Recreation Centre entrance is on the right after 6.3km.
From Esk, head west along Esk Hampton Rd towards Crows Nest and Toowoomba. After 29.2km, turn right into Mcerlean Rd with a brown sign for Lake Perseverance Active Recreation Centre shortly before it, then the first left at 230m. Follow for 500m, then turn right into Mount Jockey Rd. Continue along Mount Jockey Road for 6km, and continue to the left becoming Perseverance Dam Rd. The Lake Perseverance Active Recreation Centre entrance is on the left after 3.6km.
Food: Yes, catering can be arranged
Wheelchair accessible: Yes